Welcome to the Rowan Midwinter Blanket Knit Along, designed by Martin Storey. We are thrilled that you have decided to join us on this knitting journey, and we can't wait to see what you create! We will help you with any of the squares!
The Midwinter Blanket is a FREE PATTERN designed with six squares, each to be released weekly, allowing you to savour the joy of knitting while steadily progressing towards a stunning finished piece.
Low Country Shrimp and Knits is offering two of the four proposed color ways: Mulled Wine and Garland.
Yarn Included: Rowan Felted Tweed (50% Merino/25%Alpaca/25% Rayon; 50g/190yds)
Mulled Wine - a warming red and cream design - 5 balls of Clay (aluminum is on back order) 4 balls of Tawny 186
5 balls #117 Clay
2 balls #161 Avocado
1 ball #154 Ginger (on backorder) we are substituting a similar color
1 ball #170 Seafarer
1 ball #158 Pine
1 ball #175 Cinnamon
1 ball #150 Rage
"Alongside each square release will be detailed colourwork tutorials, updates and informal make along chats with myself and Kerry Kimber. I do hope you will be inspired to take part - we can’t wait to see you!"
Please note this purchase is for yarn only and does not include a knitting pattern. The pattern is part of a Knit Along on ROWAN CONNECT, please click here to sign up to access.
HOW IT WORKS
Starting on 17th August, pattern instructions will be released every week according to the schedule below. Additionally, there will be a live virtual meet up half-way through the knit along, followed by a Casting Off Party at the end. We hope you will be able to join us for these fun times together, where we check in on each other's progress and share the joy of being part of the knit along experience.
Thursday 17th August - Release 1 with tutorial
Thursday 24th August - Release 2 with tutorial
Thursday 31st August - Release 3
Thursday 7th September - Release 4 with Live Virtual Meet Up 5.00-6.00pm
Thursday 14th September - Release 5
Thursday 21st September - Release 6
Thursday 28th September - Release 7 with tutorial
Thursday 12th October - Casting Off Party - a live, virtual meet up - 7.00-8.00pm BST
To work the squares, you will need 1 pair 3¾mm (no 9) (US 5) needles.
For the trim around the outside of the blanket you will need 3¼mm (no 10) (US 3) circular needle at least 110 cm long.
26 sts and 27 rows to 10 cm measured over patterned st st, 24 sts and 32 rows to 10 cm measured over plain st st, both using 3¾mm (US 5) needles. Each completed square is 15 cm (6 in) square.
The completed blanket is 5 squares wide and 7 squares long - total of 35 squares. Together with the trim, the finished dimensions are 79 cm (31 in) wide and 109 cm (43 in) long.
We hope that the Midwinter Blanket Knit Along will not only provide you with a wonderful knitting project for the festive season, but also the opportunity to connect with others who share your love of knitting. So, gather your materials, get comfortable, and let's begin this wonderful journey together! Tracy and Judi will be working along side of you to help you with any issues or concerns.